Status update from Kourou – 09/05/09 ….


– Herschel cryostat filling level will be maintained inside BAF building (ongoing)

– HIFI LOU (local oscillator unit) and LOU baffle nitrogen purging has been removed on Saturday, 9th   May 2009 as planed. The purging “fork” (red tag) has been de-integrated from LOU, the relevant MLI (multi layer insulation) has been finalized.

– Fairing integration scheduled for Sunday, 10th May 2009.

– Launcher roll-out to launch pad on Wednesday, 13th May 2009.

Herschel / Planck Launch on Thursday, 14 May 2009 @13:12:00 (UTC)


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